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Indonesia: 4 samurai sword-wielding men shot dead by police

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WIELDING samurai swords, four men who attacked the Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru, on the island of Sumatra on Wednesday were shot dead, police said.

According to CNN, the individuals crashed a vehicle into the entrance of the police station and began attacking officers, National Police Spokesman Setyo Wasisto said.

He said police shot and killed the four suspected terrorists.

Wasisto said the driver has been apprehended and was now being detained at Riau Police Precinct.

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Police found the van not far from the location of the attack and searched it for possible explosive materials, Reuters reported.

The men had driven their car into the police yard before getting out to stage the........

© Asian Correspondent